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....about the giant strawberry?!

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mangomay Thu 04-May-17 22:03:37

Total first world problem I know, and I'm defo more irritated by this than I should be, but...
I got some amazing strawbs from the market, seriously huge and really sweet. I put one in DS lunch box and it filled a whole compartment (one of those sistema lunch cube thingys)
DS comes out of school and says one of the lunchtime supervisors said to him 'what a mean mummy, only giving you one strawberry. You'll have to ask her for more tomorrow' I know the woman in question she's one of the mum's in DDs class so I jokingly said to her 'I hear you think I'm a bit of a meanie' in case DS was making it up.
I shit you not, she said to me 'well that's terribly mean only giving him one strawberry, that's not enough to fill a growing boy' She was deadly serious too.
For reference, the strawb in question is below. Pretty large, and accompanied by a sandwich, a chunk of cucumber, a babybel and a yoghurt. She would have been at his table from the beginning of lunch so she'll have seen what was in there to begin with. They do a cursory sweep for contraband at the beginning of lunch every day.
Was I BU to say to her 'you're not the lunchbox police Linda, save your concern for the kids with a sausage roll and a can of Coke'?
Because her face was shock, you'd think I'd just slapped her....

mangomay Thu 04-May-17 22:04:08

*the strawberry in question is above grin

hesterton Thu 04-May-17 22:05:19

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Satsumer Thu 04-May-17 22:05:45

you're not the lunchbox police Linda

I properly LOLed at that.

Fuck Linda.

YANBU. That's a huge strawberry.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Thu 04-May-17 22:06:55

i think the pair of you have fallen out over your stupid "deadly serious" nonsense.

StillDrivingMeBonkers Thu 04-May-17 22:07:11

They do a cursory sweep for contraband at the beginning of lunch every day.


BTW that's mutant strawberry from the fields of Chernobyl. Check your DS tonight in case he's glowing in the dark and sprouting two heads. wink

Calvinlookingforhobbs Thu 04-May-17 22:07:42

Next time Linda is on, please send him in with ONE blueberry!

AssassinatedBeauty Thu 04-May-17 22:07:56

How odd. She can't judge the volume of one giant strawberry compared to lots of little ones, and thinks that lots of little ones must be better because there's more of them. Is she not very bright?

Pigface1 Thu 04-May-17 22:08:15

That's the biggest strawberry in the world!! Even if it wasn't you still wouldn't BU though, she's got no business commenting on the number of strawberries you give your DS.

JustHereForThePooStories Thu 04-May-17 22:08:22

You're BU for saying "strawb".

mangomay Thu 04-May-17 22:08:54

A child size portion of fruit is the size of their palm, so it's a big enough portion for DS (who is 8 btw)

Fuck Linda
Fuck Linda indeed.

megletthesecond Thu 04-May-17 22:09:07

Yanbu. Those things are colossal. I splurged on the M&S ones last summer and was surprised how nice they tasted.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Thu 04-May-17 22:09:08

Bloody Linda should mind her own bloody business.

elephantoverthehill Thu 04-May-17 22:09:19

Isn't there a children's book about this? - 'We'll have to eat the giant strawberry, just you and me' before the giant strawberry monster gets it or something, 'No matter how you guard it' etc. Perhaps give her a copy of the book? And smile.

AwaywiththePixies27 Thu 04-May-17 22:09:43

Was I BU to say to her 'you're not the lunchbox police Linda, save your concern for the kids with a sausage roll and a can of Coke'?


No. YWBU. I had a similar incident. I once got told by DDs old school I was putting too much in her packed lunch. So naturally the kedt day I put less in her packed lunch. I shit you not too that I actually had a teacher pull me aside to tell me a different sinner lady was concerned I hadn't put enough in! Make your bloody minds up!! grin

YABU for making me really want strawberries now though. 😋

AwaywiththePixies27 Thu 04-May-17 22:10:58

Obviously I meant YWBU = You werent being unreasonable.

FizzyGreenWater Thu 04-May-17 22:11:17

'Linda, this strawberry is small.... But those ones are FAR AWAY.'

elephantoverthehill Thu 04-May-17 22:11:26

I like sinner lady very apt.

mangomay Thu 04-May-17 22:11:50

Assasinated she's bright enough from what I can gather. But definitely thinks her unpaid job as lunchtime supervisor gives her carte Blanche to make sweeping fruit-portion judgements. I can only assume it was a quiet lunch today...
I think I'm more annoyed she said it to DS. Fancy telling someone their mum is mean!

DonaldStott Thu 04-May-17 22:12:01

Just put this in your kids lunchbox

DonaldStott Thu 04-May-17 22:13:01


DropZoneOne Thu 04-May-17 22:13:24

Wow that's a fabulous strawberry!

Cut it up tomorrow into small pieces? Tben she can't tell how many bloody strawberries there were to start with

mangomay Thu 04-May-17 22:13:29

FizzyGreenWater 😂

DonaldStott Thu 04-May-17 22:13:40

Dunno why that looked like it didn't work first time blush

AwaywiththePixies27 Thu 04-May-17 22:13:58

elephant I'm sorry for the typos but I agree that autocorrect is very apt indeed on this occasion! grin

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